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Glacier National Park

Winter Camping

Two types of winter camping are allowed in Glacier National Park: Winter Overnight Parking and Winter Backcountry Camping.

Winter Overnight Parking

Winter overnight parking for up to 15 vehicles, by permit only, is available on a first come, first served basis at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre. Camping vehicles must be self-contained - no power, water or sewer service is available. Tenting is not permitted at the Discovery Centre because of the danger associated with snow removal operations.

Overnight parking at the Illecillewaet Valley Trailhead is only available for visitors staying at huts operated by the Alpine Club of Canada.

Permits for winter overnight parking at the Pass and the trailhead are available from the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.

Winter camping is not allowed at any other locations along the Trans-Canada Highway in the park.

Winter backcountry camping in Glacier National Park
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Winter Backcountry Camping

Winter backcountry camping is allowed only in Winter Unrestricted Areas, and beyond five kilometres from the trailhead. Backcountry camping requires both a Wilderness Pass and a National Park Pass, as well as a parking permit. Permits and passes can be obtained from the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre.

Backcountry camping is not allowed in Winter Restricted Areas or Winter Prohibited Areas.

Please note that Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass is currently closed.

See also:

The Winter Permit System and Ski Touring in Rogers Pass

Backcountry Camping